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See Mitsubishi PH’s per-model sales breakdown in 2020

The Xpander duo outsold the Mirage subcompact twins

The Xpander Cross was a popular new model among buyers. PHOTO FROM MITSUBISHI

By now, you already know that the pandemic caused Philippine car sales to nosedive by as much as 40% in 2020. In the case of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, the exact figure is 41.67% when referring to the company’s sales dip last year. The Japanese automaker, the second-leading brand in our market in terms of sold vehicles, managed 37,366 units—significantly lower than the 64,065 units it had tallied in 2019.

Still, the total number is impressive especially when you consider the fact that Mitsubishi’s product line is smaller compared with those of its rivals. Leading the charge was the locally assembled Mirage G4 with 8,638 units. But more remarkable perhaps are the digits chalked up by the Xpander and the Xpander Cross. Combined, they sold 10,443 vehicles, easily beating the Mirage G4 and the Mirage (9,193).

Here are the individual sales numbers for each vehicle model that Mitsubishi sold in the country in 2020:

  • Mirage G4 – 8,638
  • L300 – 6,791
  • Xpander – 6,136
  • Montero Sport – 5,775
  • Strada – 4,958
  • Xpander Cross – 4,307
  • Mirage – 555
  • Pajero – 200
  • Outlander PHEV – 6

Nice to see that Mitsubishi was able to move a few units of the Outlander PHEV. This shows that Filipino car buyers are indeed more open to owning electrified vehicles. Here’s hoping the brand continues to recover well in 2021.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.